Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1987-09-23
Feel Like A Stranger, Franklin's Tower, Walkin' Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Tons Of Steel, Desolation Row, Big Railroad Blues, The Music Never Stopped Bertha-> Cumberland Blues-> Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Around & Around-> Good Lovin'-> La Bamba-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue The SpectrumLocation Philadelphia, PASource SoundboardLineage Healy SBD Matrix Patch > Sony D5 > Maxell MX90 Type IV > Nakamichi DR2 (MSC) > Audiophile 2496 > Wavelab 5 (24/48) > Waves L3 Multimaximizer (resample/dither) > CD Wave > FLAC16Taped by Transferred by Chris Ladner
Source: Healy SBD Matrix Patch > Sony D5 > Maxell MX90 Type IV Cassettes.
Transfer: MSC playback on Nakamichi DR2 > gold connector shielded 3ft RCA monster cable > Audiophile 2496 soundcard /P4 2 GHz > recorded as 24 bit/48 KHz WAV using Wavelab 5.
Mastering: Wavelab 5.0 (24/48 files rendered to 16 bit/44.1 KHz using Waves L3 Multimaximizer with hi resolution CD rendering settings (threshold -2 dB / ceiling -0.1 dB / type I dither / ultra shaping) > tracking with CDWAV 1.9 > 16 bit FLAC.
No noise reduction or selective frequency augmentation/attenuation was performed.
Last performances of "Tons of Steel" and "La Bamba".
Thanks to the provider of the MSCs who for various reasons wishes to remain anonymous.
Overall this recording has a lot more high end than the source listed on the archive as being a MSC >DAT transfer. This is likely the MSC that was used on that DAT transfer as the "Healy Weirdness" described during Desolation Row corresponds to a poorly patched tape flip. There are no dropouts in La Bamba on this recording.
This recording has the nasty digital static at the beginning of the show (Stranger) coming through with what sounds like Bob's vocal mic as his voice is all distorted while you can hear Jerry and Brent's ok.
Tape flip during the first verse of Desolation Row patched from a similar sounding performance (no drums, just guitars/voices) on 5/10/87 using Wavelab.
Tape flip durin Space was very short and crossfaded into near-imperceptiblity.
September 23, 2015
Underrated show from Underrated year
Bobby is on fire this show, guitar nice in the mix and super high energy vocals - -check out that Desolation Row, Good Lovin' and several others if you like high energy Weir as I do. The whole band is kicking ass the 2nd set -- great stuff...a four star rating might be a little low; very nice mix vast majority of show.
January 14, 2008
The Healy mix is great except for the technical difficulties during Stranger. Set 1 is weak on lryics, but Jerry's solos make up for it. Big RR and Music are typical: start off weak, mess up the words, then finish strong after great guitar work.
Set 2 is powerful, and the La Bamba is indeed sweet. Fun to hear Jerry sing the spanish lyrics.
One last comment: the use of arrows to denote musical transitions is abused on this set list. There is no musical transition from Stranger to Franklin's for instance. Not too much time elapses between the two songs, but there is no transition. Same goes for Bertha and Cumberland, and Cumberland to Playin. There are breaks between these songs, and I wish people wouldn't use arrows where they don't belong. It's misleading and inaccurate.
August 26, 2007
Two of the greatest Mexican-Americans. God Bless!! The movie came out July 24, 1987. Sweet!